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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thank you for the comments and spark goodies on my blog last night.

I realize now that it was kind of rambly and unclear - I was trying to work through this and was hoping that getting it written out would help... I think it did.

I was really trying to convince myself(?) that I don't need a gym membership or fancy classes or even a workout buddy to get where I want to be. I actually have everything I need at home already, including a dedicated space, weights, DVDs, and even a nice treadmill I got for Christmas a couple of years ago (thanks Dad!). It's the getting myself to do it part I struggle with.

Anyway - I talked with the hubby about it last night and he pointed out that I started struggling about the same time as my doctor upped my dosage of Lyrica for nerve pain. Side effects include: drowsiness, fatigue, weakness, sinusitis, confusion... to name a few. Maybe this is related?? I decided to go back down to the previous dose and see it that helps. If it does, then I know I just have to either be happy with the lower dose (my preference anyway) or tough it out until I get used to the higher one.

Also, I know that once I am out of bed, I have no trouble staying up, so I decided to move my alarm (phone) into the bathroom. This had a positive unintended consequence - I didn't stay up another hour+ reading and playing on my phone last night. I had to be at work early today, so i set my alarm for 5 am (the time I'd like to get up to workout) and went to bed ant 10. According to my FitBit, I got the same amount of sleep as I did the night before, but I got up an hour and a half earlier. That's a win for me!

Anyway - sorry to ramble again, but getting all of this out of my head definitely helps me to process it.

I am thinking between the meds and the alarm relocation, I may be able to make this work!
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    1602 days ago
    Your blog is yours, say whatever you want to say... even if it's rambling or venting. Who cares? Anyone it bothers can just skip it lol.

    Medications can certainly play a HUGE part in our energy and motivation. Sounds like moving your phone has an awesome affect all around. I hope it helps you with the morning exercise too :)
    1603 days ago
    a blog is a place to ramble and express how we are doing on our journey it haring how we feel and u=you never know you inspire and help others along the \journey. i have times where my brain goes faster than my fingers emoticon . you are doing great keep going The best project you will ever work on is you Keep going we did not get over weight over night so it not coming off over night off we go
    1603 days ago
    emoticon There ya go! emoticon
    1604 days ago
    woo hoo! you're already off to a great start! emoticon
    1604 days ago
    I am happy to hear and also very proud of you that you have taken some positive steps and have very likely found a solution to what you first blog about!.... We are here for you and don't worry at all about any rambling as the important thing is is to express what is on your mind and I am always happy to offer encouragement!
    You have a great day!
    1604 days ago
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    Sounds like a great plan! Hang in there.
    1604 days ago
    I like the positivity here!
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    emoticon The alarm in another room- great idea!
    1604 days ago
  • IAN2409
    The phone in the other room is a great idea. I read somewhere that phone before bed is awful for settling in and getting a good nigjt's sleep. Something about the screen light...
    1604 days ago
    Hope you feel better That's the Spirit!!
    1604 days ago
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